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Mindreader, mentalist and entertainer.


With a background in computer engineering and computational statistics, Tom Berger has studied and broken down human behaviour for nearly 25 years.

Previous experience

He spoke German before learning English in Australia, then immigrating to South Africa as a child, had to learn Afrikaans. Tom realised the human body was a billboard as he deciphered childrens non-verbal actions to understand what was being said.

He simplified verbal and non-verbal cues, creating what he calls “Speed Reading People” in real time to rapidly profile and predict behaviour.

Current work
This is the basis of his 24 year running MindGames show, where he shows 'your thoughts are written all over your face.' It’s a mini X Files on stage that uses extensive audience participation to wow the audience. And during the show, you’ll get glimpses into how to read people and influence their behaviour too. It’s fun, intriguing and intercative....that’s why most testimonials say....”everyone is still talking about it!”

His keynote is The Buying Brain - unlocking The Mind’s Buying Triggers. How and why are we influenced to buy one product over another? How are we persuaded to say YES over a range of products and services? The latest research shows that most of our decisions happen at an unconscious level, yet most marketing and advertising tries to appeal to the conscious rational brain.

Tom has used thousands of performances of his MindGames show as a human laboratory to statistically analyse and determine how the mind compares and decides, how invisible psychological triggers and visual techniques can influence decision making and get people to say YES.

You’ll learn to appeal to the unconscious limbic mind that makes most of our decisions, how to speed read buying and selling signals, how to project trust and confidence verbally and non verbally so that people are more likely to do business with you.

You’ll learn the brains buying triggers, what makes people say YES, as well as getting insight in linguistic and non verbal cues which allow you to speed read people and see what is going on in their head.

This is an infotainment experience where content is interspersed with punchy entertainment segments to highlight important techniques. This makes it a great conference opener or closer.

Talking Points


Fun audience interactive show which highlights that Your Thoughts Are Written All Over Your Face. Thousands of performances over 24 years, professional corporate entertainment that has people talking for days afterwards.

The Buying Brain - Unlocking The Minds Buying Triggers

Most decision making is known to be at a subconscious level, yet most marketing + advertising appeals to the conscious rational brain. Learn what buying triggers appeal to the primitive unconscious Limbic Brain, the real decision maker, and get people to say YES.
Customised for your specific requirements

The Lying Game

Based on original research from Tom Berger , this came to the attention of the Frank Marsh of the FBI last year with a request for training materials.

Also resulted in a paper being presented by Tom at the Crown Prosecutors Conference--

You’ll learn to spot various lies and deception using verbal and non verbal cues you can use in everyday life and business. Customised for your specific requirements.

It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear!

Learn to use linguistics and metaphors and well as non verbal cues to improve your communication. Learn to get your message across by “framing” it correctly so that it resonates with the person you are communication with.

Language is never neutral, learn to use it powerfully.
He interacted very well with the audience, rapidly and skilfully captivating them. People were still talking about his performance in a most positive way the next day. CSIRO Laboratories

… guests were transfixed by your abilities.

Sydney Morning Herald

Staff have been buzzing about you all week.

Bank of New Zealand

Your performance was beyond entertaining - it was actually pretty freaky.

Thredbo Alpine Village

“We book a lot of shows, but that is by far the best entertainment we have ever had. By Far!”

Bendigo Bank

"Tom's act - which is hardly a word that does it justice - had the audience mesmerised. Initial thoughts that his perceptions were pre-planned set-ups quickly gave way to genuine astonishment as he methodically displayed his phenomenal talents. Our room was filled with some of the most successful salesmen in the country and they were all genuinely in awe of Tom's talents, while his genial, affable nature endeared him to even the most skeptical. Tom was a delight to work with and I would have no hesitation recommending him to any conference looking for 'something different.' If I was a movie critic I would emboss Tom's poster with Entertaining, Engrossing and Enlightening. Five Stars!"

Suzuki Australia

"Tom was an exceptional presenter. He had the participants at the dinner function mesmerised. People were still buzzing with excitement about his performance the next morning. In an evaluation of the entire training program, one participant commented that Tom Berger's presentation was a 'life changing experience'."

TAFE Tasmania

"Thank you for the fantastic show you did last week. It was absolutely brilliant!"

Glaxo SmithKline
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